Heidi G. Villari

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Villari Firm Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Heidi G. Villari
The Villari Firm Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice; view more

Licensed in Pennsylvania since: 1998

Education: Widener University – Delaware Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2023

The Villari Firm Medical Malpractice Lawyer

258 S 11th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107 Visit website


As managing partner at The Villari Firm, PLLC, Heidi G. Villari  is a lawyer with main offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  She is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  She represents individuals and familes who have suffered due to catastrophic injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice. Her aggressive approach to holding institutions, hospitals, corporations and individuals accountable for their wrongdoing has resulted in a number of favorable outcomes for clients.

Prior to the advocacy she does for clients today, Ms. Villari was an attorney who defended people facing personal injury lawsuits. She uses that experience when advocating for clients, where she understands the tactics at play and how to obtain compensation. To date, Ms. Villari has obtained up to $135 million in settlement and awards.

One of Ms. Villari’s most notable cases involved a client who was injured in a helicopter crash. Ms. Villari took the case to trial, which resulted in an $8 million award. Another notable case involved a woman who suffered a vaginal tear during labor and delivery, which resulted in an $11 million dollar jury award.  In another case, she negotiated a $20 million settlement in a brain-damaged baby case and a $9.75 million dollar settlement involving a man who suffered complete blindness following surgery.   She recently settled a case for $4 million dollars involving a leg injury and another for a neck fusion in the amount of $1.95 million.  These are just a few of the many seven-figure awards she has obtained. For successes like these, she holds an Avvo “Excellent” rating.

Today, she is a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Philadelphia Bar Association and the Justinian Society.   She is a Board Member of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association.  She also serves as a senior hearing officer for the Disciplinary Board of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Outside her practice, Ms. Villari serves as a judge pro tempore and teaches fellow attorneys through continuing education courses.  She serves as a Hearing Officer for the Disciplinary Board of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  She also enjoys spending time with her son, working out and traveling.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Birth Injury, Construction Accident, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Dram Shop Laws, Informed Consent, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 50% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 50% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1998, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: https://www.thevillarifirm.com/about/heidi-g-villari/

Educational Background:
  • Villanova University,1993, B.A., English with Communications minor
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • I serve as a volunteer Judge Pro Tempore for the purposes of mediating mandatory settlement conferences and have done so for the last ten years., 2023
  • Board Member, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, 2023
  • Senior Hearing officer, Disciplinary Board of the Commonweatlh of Pennsylvania since 2019.  I am now serving the 2nd consecutive term since 2022., 2023
  • Board Member, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association.  I have been on the Board since 2018., 2021
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member, Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • United States District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • United States District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Committee for the Women in Profession, Member
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Compulsory Arbitration Committee, Member
  • Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia Lawyers' Club, Member
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • United States District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • Justinian Society, Member
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Judge Pro Tempore, Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, for the last 10 years., 2023
  • Judge Pro Temp, Philadelphia County, 2013-16
  • Judge Pro Tempore, Philadelphia County, 2018
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Speaker, How to Handle the Ostreperous Lawyer, Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Teaching on ethical considerations and substance of handling settlements, liens and the like., Lecturer and course planner, So you've Settled the Case, Now What?, Bucks County Bar Association , Legal Community, 2021
  • I served as course planner and lecturer in this important topic on how the General liability claims and workers compensation claims dovetail., Lecturer and course planner, Gl and Workers' Comp- Looking for the Third Party Case inside the Workers' Comp Claim, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Legal Community, 2021
  • The Honorable Marc Bernstein (Ret.) and I taught this seminar involving the important Frye and Daubert Evidence issue., Lecturer, Daubert and Frye , Sage Settlement, Legal Community, 2021
  • As course planner, I write the course and select faculty.  I teach alongside the faculty.  This course involves teaching NJ procedure and substantive law topics to Pennsylvania lawyers., Lecturer and course planner, Teaching NJ Superior Court to the Philadelphia Lawyer, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Legal Community, 2021
  • Ms. Villari teaches NJ law to Pa Practitioners in a repeat course that is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute., Faculty Member and Course Planner , NJ Superior Court Law, 2019
  • CLE seminars, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • CLE seminars, Pennsylvania Association of Justice
  • Course Planner and Teacher, Premise Liability; Evidence, Planes Trains and Buses, Pennsylvania Bar Institute and PAJ, 2011
  • Frequent Lecturer and Course Planner, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • In August 2018, I served as course planner and faculty member of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's Premises Liability Seminar for Continuing Legal Education., Course Planner and Faculty Member
  • In June 2018, I served as the course planner and faculty member of Pennsylvania Bar Institute's Raising the Stakes Seminar where each faculty member taught how to drive up settlements and trial awards through strategy at pre-trial and trial stages., Course Planner and Faculty Member, Raising the Stakes- How to raise the stakes of settlement and trial awards, 2018
Representative Clients:
  • Ms. Villari represents individuals and families who have been wronged and/or catastrophically injured including brain-damaged babies and significantly injured children.   She also represents adults who have been catastrophically injured in Pennsylvania and New Jersey., 2021
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Ms. Villari has been listed as recipient of Best Lawyer in America 2022 and 2023 in the category of Personal Injury., 2023
  • Voted as Best lawyer for two years in a row in the field of personal injury., Best Lawyers, US News and World Report, 2023
  • Ms. Villari sits as a Judge Pro Tempore for her home county, Philadelphia., Judge Pro Tempore, Philaelphia County, 2019
  • Suburban Life Magazine recognized Ms. Villari as a Top Attorney in 2017 for all Personal Injury matters.  Ms. Villari has also been recognized as a Top Attorney in 2018 as presented by Philadelphia Magazine.  A member of Litigation Counsel of America since 2017., Top Attorney in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Magazine
  • Avvo “Excellent” rating
  • 5 Million Dollar Settlement for Baby injured in NICU., 2021
  • $4 Million Dollar Settlement involving compartment syndrome injury that resolved on eve of trial., 2021
  • Four Million Dollar Settlement for failed intubation case involving 4 year old.  Case settled during trial., 2020
  • 5 Million Dollar settlement for cardiac-thoracic surgical error of in pediatric case., 2020
  • Confidential 7 figure settlement for death of fetus during labor and delivery., 2020
  • 2 Million Dollar Settlement for Motorcycle accident, 2020
  • 1.95 Million Dollar Settlement for Injury to Neck (Fusion) in Premises Liability Case, 2020
  • $11,000,000 verdict-On June 5, 2019, a Bucks County jury awarded Ms. Villari's client, Stephanie G. Eleven Million Dollars in a medical malpractice matter.   The case was tried by Ms. Villari.  Stephanie G. was injured when she was passed over for a c-section delivery despite various risk factors that she should have a surgical delivery.   The vaginal delivery resulted in a tear that incorrectly repaired and resulted in fecal incontinence., 2019
  • Confidential 9.75 Million dollar settlement involving case where 58 year old man suffered from total blindness post-cardiac surgery., 2017
  • Confidential $20,000,000 settlement on September 12, 2017.  Case involved hypoxic injury of twin fetuses at 25 weeks gestation resulting in severe brain injury of twin siblings., 2017
  • 2.3 Million Dollar Settlement for necrotic stomach and loss of finger in December 2017; Seven Figure Confidential Settlement after two days of trial in a medical malpractice case in Summer 2018; Seven Figure Confidential Settlement after opening statements in an amusement park injury case 2018; 2 Million Dollar Settlement re: prisoner rights 1983 action; $675,000 settlement of legal malpractice claim in 2018  , 2017
Industry Groups:
  • Catastrophic Loss And Wrongful Death
  • Construction Accident
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Trial Advocacy
  • Trial Lawyer
  • Trucking And Transportation

Office location for Heidi G. Villari

258 S 11th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: 215-323-5957

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